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Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

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So much fun seeing this town from the inside of a Fiat 500

We visited Monica, part of Val di Noto UNESCO World Heritage Site, like a Sicilian local -aboard a vintage Fiat 500. These small iconic Italian cars were ideas for maneuvering... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Judi L
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

We visited Monica, part of Val di Noto UNESCO World Heritage Site, like a Sicilian local -aboard a vintage Fiat 500. These small iconic Italian cars were ideas for maneuvering through the narrow streets and lanes of Monica. Like Ragusa, Monica was largely rebuilt in the Sicilian Baroque style after the 1693 earthquake. It is also divided into upper and... More 

Thank Judi L
Frodsham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Restored baroque buildings In the interesting town of Noto. Very interesting visit, not easy to park but worth the effort. Narrow cobbled atmospheric streets and many eating places. Easy to get down to the coast to enjoy the sea views.

Thank Barry C
Bicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

If you ever get a chance to leave Siracusa it has to be Noto !! A fantastic old baroque town destroyed by an earthquake in the 1600's, and rebuilt by the Italian nobility. Easy to walk around, although a bit of a steep walk from the railway station. Plenty of fantastic places to eat, including Caffe Sicilia, which serves the... More 

Thank Ossie D
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Take a day to wander about this amazing town. Steeped in history, plenty to see and nice little cafes too for a refreshing juice or coffee. You will have to pay in to many attractions and do check opening/closing times so you are not disappointed. A lovely day out.

Thank Geraldine R
New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Noto is a small town that you can easily walk. It has some of the most beautiful architecture we saw in our time exploring Sicily. Walk through the different squares and churches it is well worth it. There are also many shops and restaurants to visit. Local wines are sold by vendors just outside the city gates.

2 Thank CCG1982
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Noto is a very beautiful place to visit and the bonus is that the places of interest are all within a relatively small area. There is no uphill walking but lots of towers to climb if you want fantastic views! Definitely my favourite town in the area.

3 Thank Liz M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Noto is the most fantastic Baroque town and if you like architecture a must-see in Sicily. Traffic around the area in the summer can be tricky but definitely worth hiring a car especially as there are really nice beaches in the area. Discovered the Vendicari Nature reserve behind Noto and next time want to go back in the summer and... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2014

We visited Noto as a day trip from Siracusa. Fabulous architecture and views, perfect for strolling, taking photographs and eating ice cream... easy to understand the World Heritage Site status. We went on a short guided tour of the Palazzo Nicolaci, and loved the decorated rooms with gorgeous floor tiles and the panoramic views from the iconic balconies - well... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

We visited Noto as a self drive day trip from Syracuse , approx. 40kms Main sites are concentrated around the Cathedral & 2-3 hers is plenty Very attractive town , well worth the visit

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Beauftiful baroque town rebuilt after 17 century earthquake. We visited in June on a Sunday morning and managed to park in a side street. Try to ignore those encouraging you into pay car parks. The most beautiful buildings are on the main street with plenty of places to stop for lunch. If you want to spend some time in Noto... More 

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